2022 McCullough Ave, (210) 251-2027
A prized gay dive bar, Cobalt Club is a blessing for so many reasons. You should definitely make it a point to visit and enjoy it at its best by slamming back a few rounds as early as 7 a.m.
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200 River Walk St, (210) 580-4844, thirstyaztec.com
The party starts early thanks to Thirsty Aztec. A go-to for to-go drinks that come in a variety of flavors in a fun tube, you can score that and beer beginning at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
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The Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
With the longest wooden bartop in Texas, you’ll be silly not to enjoy a morning drink at the Esquire Tavern. Though you’ll have to wait until it opens at 11:30 a.m., consider this tavern a go-to spot for your morning bar crawl.
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121 Alamo Plaza, (210) 220-1076, patobriens.com
In true New Orleans fashion, of course the party starts early at Pat O’Brien’s. Complete with Cajun fare and a dueling piano bar that comes alive at night, you can start your Pat O’s experience off early in the day with a Hurricane cocktail. Just pace yourself if you know what’s good for you.
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5562 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 340-4577, facebook.com
If you want to start your morning with shots or a beer, you can get your fix at Highlander beginning at 7 a.m. every day but Sunday (when it opens at 11 a.m.). This Scottish-themed spot gives off pub vibes, includes dining options and even offers live music – though we can’t guarantee such in the early morning.
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The Growler Exchange
4130 Broadway St, (210) 320-2738, thegrowlerexchange-sa.com
If you find yourself in Alamo Heights and in need of a drink as early as 11 a.m. any day of the week, the Growler Exchange is the place to go. Get your fill of some American craft beers – either local or from across the country – and maybe enjoy some light snacks to balance out your visit.
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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
11255 Huebner Rd #212, (210) 696-5080, beerknurd.com
Opening at 11 a.m. every day of the week, Flying Saucer gives you a wide variety – like more than 200 global beers type of variety – to choose from for your morning brew. You could seriously spend a whole day enjoying the lot of beers here, so why not get started in the morning?
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6310 Callaghan Road, (210) 342-7321, whiskeysmithssanantonio.com
Open at 11 a.m. every day but Sunday, Whiskey Smith keeps it simple with daily drink specials and offering of beers and cocktails. However you choose to get lit, you can do just that with ease at Whiskey Smith.
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Bier Garten Riverwalk
126 Losoya St, (210) 212-7299, biergartenriverwalk.com
An open-air beer garden, German brews, Bavarian fare – what else could you ask for in Bier Garten? This River Walk spot truly has it all, and it opens at 11 a.m. daily. What are you waiting for, fam?
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521 Riverwalk Street, (210) 223-2939
Though technically a Mexican restaurant, take advantage of the patio on the River Walk here for a nice view while you get boozy. You can start early too – 9 a.m. on Saturdays (when it really counts, tbh) and 11 a.m. on any other day of the week.
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